Gunda Simpkins, MSN, RN, MPH, CCRP

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Gunda Simpkins, MSN, RN, MPH, CCRP, is a clinical research team manager with the Neuromuscular Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Board Certification

Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP)
International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC)
Registered Nurse Clinician - Inpatient Obstetrics (RNC-OB)

Undergraduate Degree

BSN - University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Graduate Degree

MPH - University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Rutgers University, Stratford, NJ
MSN - Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Clinical Research Team Manager

Departments and Services




Knights JE, Salvatore ML, Simpkins G, Hunter K, Khandelwal M. In search of best practice for postpartum depression screening: is once enough? Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol. 2016 Nov;206:99-104. doi: 10.1016/j.ejogrb.2016.08.030. Epub 2016 Sep 7.


Check, J, Sarumi, M, DiAntonio, A, Hunter, K, Simpkins, G, Duroseau, M. "Serum Levels of the Progesterone Induced Blocking Factor Do Not Precipitously Rise in Women with Gynecologic Cancer in Contrast to Women Exposed to Progesterone". Clinical and Experimental Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2014, 62,563. 




Echols, KE, Toidze, T, Simpkins, G. (2017). "Chronic Pelvic Pain of Urogynecologic Origin" (Book Chapter), In: Sabia, M., et al. (Eds), Urogenital Pain, Springer: Switzerland. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-45794-9_8 

Posters and Presentations


Knights, J, Salvatore, M, Simpkins, G, Hunter, K, Khandelwal, M. "In Search of Best Practice for Postpartum Depression Screening: Is Once Enough?"  Presented at Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine, February, 2016.

Awards and Honors

2011, March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Nominee, Clinical Education
2011, Nursing Excellence Award, Virtua Health, "Efficient Team"
2011, "SuperSTAR" Award, Virtua Health, "Efficient Team"
2008 & 2009, NJ Governor's Award Nominee, Nurse Educator
2008, Nursing Excellence Award, Virtua Health
2008, "SuperSTAR" Award, Virtua Health
Sigma Theta Tau International, Alpha Nu Chapter
 - Joan Large Award for Scholarship in Graduate Studies

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health
Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society